Applying fake tan is much easier than you think. If you know what you’re doing you’re sure to achieve great results. So, say goodbye to streaks, patches and tan hands and say hello to tanning perfection!
If you follow a few simple rules you’ll never go wrong. Here’s what experts at St. Moriz say you should and shouldn’t do in order to give yourself a perfect bronze tan.
So that’s the basics covered. But how should you apply your tan to get the best results? Here’s our 5-step guide to applying the perfect fake tan.
1. Work quickly and apply tan to one area at a time
Start with your feet and work upwards, focusing on applying tan to small sections using sweeping motions.
2. Always use a tanning mitt when you apply fake tan
Using a mitt will really improve your results, giving you a much smoother, streak free tan. You’ll avoid the dreaded ‘tan hands’ too!
3. Leave your hands until last
Use the excess tan on your mitt to apply tan to your hands. Slightly bend your fingers so your hand looks like a claw and sweep the fake tan over them. If you suffer with really dry hands make sure you moisturise them well before your tanning session.
4. Don’t forget, less is more!
Work on the basis that product the size of a 10p piece should cover one leg. Don’t overload your tan as this can lead to streaks!
5. Apply a little Vaseline to your toenails
This amazing trick stops your nails from staining!
How to get the most out of your tan
Now you’ve got the perfect tan, you look amazing. But how long will it last and what can you do to make it look better for longer?
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